Chef (Part-time) Program Specialist II

Job #: 2019-41

  • TWC Job #: 7371545
  • Opening Date: 2/05/2019
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $2,166.67 - $2,685.38/ mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B18
  • Class: 1571

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 3526, 752, 1105, 500, 3300, 3301, 3302, 3381, 4133, 8915

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.


Part time position serves as the House/Family Chef in the Governor’s Mansion.  Plans menus for the family under the supervision/coordination of Senior Chef and/or Mansion Administrator.  Requires weekday evenings and some weekends and holidays.


  • Works with the Senior Chef and/or First Lady to plan family menus under the supervision of the Mansion Administrator.
  • Develops and implements nutrition care plans based on the needs of the First Family.
  • Conducts nutritional accounting of the master menu to ensure the nutritional requirements of the First Family are met.
  • Makes changes in menus as a result of special food purchases.
  • Cooks meals for the family.
  • Plans ahead for weekend meals – either to be prepared or left prepared for the family.
  • Purchases some food and kitchen supplies.
  • Works as part of the food service staff with the Senior Chef to perform food preparation tasks for daily and scheduled functions.
  • Helps to maintain order and cleanliness in the Mansion kitchen.
  • Supervises additional food service staff ensuring that duties are performed according to schedule and with accuracy in a systematic and professional manner.
  • Performs in-house catering duties as deemed appropriate by the Mansion Administrator.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent. A minimum of five years’ experience in professional food service. Experience working in a private residence, preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge of diets, nutrition and food preparation.
  • Considerable knowledge of proper food service procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of catering and event planning.
  • Ability to purchase, cater and plan meals.
  • Ability to make decisions and to delegate duties using discretion and judgment.
  • Ability to be flexible in hours.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate.
  • Ability to supervise others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  A job assignment at the Governor’s Mansion requires loyalty, confidentiality, and discretion.  Must be able to work flexible hours in conjunction with the schedule of the Mansion and the First Family.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive as needed.  Will need to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, to distribute correspondence, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and/or identify visitors and staff entering the building in person and/or via video monitor or call box.  Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.